We wrote about deliciously bad-for-you ballpark eats just a month ago, but with Major League Baseball starting last week, there are even more culinary curiosities to sample.
The Minnesota Twins’ Target Field wins for the weirdest ballpark drink: the College Daze Bloody Mary. It’s a Bloody Mary, with tomato juice and vodka, and garnished with a celery slice, a pickle, a pepper, a pepperoni snack stick, a green olive…and an entire slice of pepperoni pizza.
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, uses a company called Sportservice for its concessions, and they’re introducing 30 new options for Texas Rangers games this season. Among them are Holland Hot Tot’chos. Named after pitcher Derek Holland, they’re incredibly spicy potato nachos—tater tots covered in buffalo wing sauce, grilled steak, green and red bell peppers, pickled jalapenos, and spicy cheese sauce.
Also at Globe Life: Chicken-fried bacon on a stick. Bacon is cut to a thickness of a ham steak, coated in fried chicken batter, and deep fried. It’s served at a concession stand called Just Bacon, in which every food item is made with bacon.
The vendors at Miller Park in Milwaukee have scientifically combined nachos and corn dogs with Inside the Park Nachos. Refried beans and beef are made into a sausage-like tube, then dipped in a batter made of crushed Doritos. It’s then deep-fried, stuck on a stick, and topped with cheese sauce and sour cream.
For dessert at Miller Park, there’s the Goober Jobber—it’s a doughnut and custard sandwich prepared by Holey Moley, a Milwaukee “craft doughnut shop. Inside of a donut sliced open like a bun is custard, pretzels, salted caramel sauce, and peanut butter.
The Chicken & Waffle Cone is available at Minute Maid Park for Houston Astros games. It’s a standard waffle cone, but instead of ice cream it’s filled with mashed potatoes, fried chicken bites, and honey mustard.